Intra- and interspecific competition among helminth parasites: effects on Coitocaecum parvum life history strategy, size and fecundity.

@article{Lagrue2008IntraAI,
  title={Intra- and interspecific competition among helminth parasites: effects on Coitocaecum parvum life history strategy, size and fecundity.},
  author={Cl{\'e}ment Lagrue and Robert Poulin},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 12},
  pages={1435-44}
}
Larval helminths often share intermediate hosts with other individuals of the same or different species. Competition for resources and/or conflicts over transmission routes are likely to influence both the association patterns between species and the life history strategies of each individual. Parasites sharing common intermediate hosts may have evolved ways to avoid or associate with other species depending on their definitive host. If not, individual parasites could develop alternative life… CONTINUE READING

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